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OSLO, Norway | The Latest: Lawyer Clooney says client’s Nobel sends message

OSLO, Norway — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney says the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to her client Nadia Murad “sends a message that survivors of sexual violence must not be ignored, and that their abusers must be held to account.” Clooney … Continue reading OSLO, Norway | The Latest: Lawyer Clooney says client’s Nobel sends message

OSLO, Norway | Nobel Peace laureates demand end to sexual violence in war

OSLO, Norway — Raped after being forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State group, Nadia Murad did not succumb to shame or despair — the young Iraqi woman spoke out. Surgeon Denis Mukwege treated countless victims of sexual violence in war-torn Congo and told the world of their suffering. Together, they were awarded the … Continue reading OSLO, Norway | Nobel Peace laureates demand end to sexual violence in war

United States | U.S. Signs Agreement To Prevent Unregulated Commercial Fishing on the High Seas of the Central Arctic Ocean

United States – The United States is pleased to be a signatory of the agreement to prevent unregulated commercial fishing on the high seas of the central Arctic Ocean. This is the first multilateral agreement of its kind to take a legally binding, precautionary approach to protect an area from commercial fishing before that fishing … Continue reading United States | U.S. Signs Agreement To Prevent Unregulated Commercial Fishing on the High Seas of the Central Arctic Ocean

OSLO, Norway | Barack Obama takes swipe at President Trump over environment

OSLO, Norway — Former U.S. President Barack Obama took a swipe at President Trump’s attitude to the environment Wednesday, saying the world needs “political and social commitment” to achieve sustainability. “Unfortunately we have a U.S administration that deals differently around these issues,” he said to laughter from the audience as he addressed business leaders in … Continue reading OSLO, Norway | Barack Obama takes swipe at President Trump over environment

LONDON | Warholm exploits Samba absence to win London 400 hurdles

LONDON — World champion Karsten Warholm used the absence of Qatar rival Abderrahman Samba to finally win a 400-meter hurdles at the Anniversary Games on Saturday.  And in a Norwegian record, too. Warholm was runner-up to Samba in the previous Diamond League meetings in Rome, Oslo, Stockholm, Paris, and Lausanne. But Samba preferred to try … Continue reading LONDON | Warholm exploits Samba absence to win London 400 hurdles

LONDON | Royal Philharmonic says names Vasily Petrenko music director

LONDON  — The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra says Vasily Petrenko will succeed Charles Dutoit, who stepped down as artistic director and principal conductor following multiple allegations of sexual assault. Petrenko will be the orchestra’s music director — a broad role that incorporates Dutoit’s former position. The 42-year-old Russian conductor, who is the chief conductor of the … Continue reading LONDON | Royal Philharmonic says names Vasily Petrenko music director